Mumbai shocker: Cop caught on camera thrashing Goregaon resident over loan

Updated: 13 February, 2018 21:27 IST | Anurag Kamble | Mumbai

Victim says money borrowed has been returned, and yet, he's asking for more and threatening his family

Shahid Khan is a Goregaon resident. Pic/Sneha Kharabe
Shahid Khan is a Goregaon resident. Pic/Sneha Kharabe

A video of a policeman thrashing a 29-year-old in Goregaon surfaced yesterday. The sub-inspector in question, Vijay Motling, can be seen beating Goregaon resident Shahid Shifaat Khan, alleging non-payment of the money he'd lent the family, but the latter has termed the allegation false. Both Khan and Motling have filed applications to register complaints against each other; an inquiry by assistant police commissioner (ACP) of Dindoshi division has been initiated.

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Sudden assault
Shahid, a resident of New MHADA Colony, lives with his parents. In 2016, his mother Anis Fatima had borrowed R3.5 lakh from Motling who'd lent the money at an interest of 5 per cent. "We know Vijay Motling since years; I call him uncle. Even after we returned the entire amount to him, he asked me to deposit the money to his family member's account," said Shahid.

Vijay Motling
Vijay Motling

"He's still demanding money from us, threatening me and my brother, who is studying in Jaipur, that he will trap us in false cases if we don't. "On February 7 at 8.41 pm, he came over and started beating me from nowhere. I was shocked and didn't know how to take it. He snatched keys of my tempo and handed them over to my society secretary Amit Jathar."

When contacted, Motling told mid-day that false allegations were being levelled at him and he would get in touch to explain his side. But till the time of going to press, he hadn't. Rajaram Vhanmane, Senior PI of Dindoshi police station said, "We have got complaints from Shahid and the officer. An inquiry has been set up under supervision of ACP Dnyaneshwar Jawalkar."

Rs 3.5 lakh
Amount the cop had loaned the victim's family

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First Published: 13 February, 2018 08:55 IST

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